South Beach Diet - The "On Plan" Thread for Dec 28-Jan 3, New Year's Week

12-28-2009, 07:27 AM
It's time for a new week of talking On-Plan!

* Anyone, from any phase (1, 1.5, 2, 3, etc.) can post, and those who are new to 3FC are especially encouraged to do so!
* This thread is for questions, sharing advice and strategies, and encouraging each other to stay on plan. It is not for chatting about daily life unrelated to this topic. Members have indicated that they would like to have chatting remain in the Daily Thread, so any posts that are off topic or chatty will be moved by the mods to the Daily.
* Because people from different parts of the plan are posting here, it'll help everyone if you indicate what phase you're in when you post. Thanks!
* While you may certainly find, from time to time, the need to ask for help after going off plan, remember that this thread is about staying on plan. When you share details of off plan foods you've eaten, it can upset, tempt, and otherwise frustrate other members, so please keep these details to a minimum.

So, share with us: How are you staying on plan this week?

12-28-2009, 07:35 AM
While I enjoy the holidays, I'm really glad to see an end in sight. I feel like I did pretty good getting through food wise by trying to make sensible choices. I certainly did crunch on some foods that wouldn't normally be included in my fare but it seems it wasn't enough to effect my weight.

What I am taking from this holiday season is the reality that I really enjoy my new WOL and I'm excited to get back OP. Yesterday was OP for me and I feel pretty good this morning. Fortunately, we don't have a party agenda for New Years Eve, so I feel like I'm starting my new year a week early. This week-OP and exercise!

12-28-2009, 07:36 AM
Thanks for getting this started Debbie. The most important thing for me is still planning. I also like to have a really low call veggie soup around for snacks or emergencies. I load it with things like cabbage and greens then eat a big bowl if I'm about to go off the rails. It boosts my vegetables and keeps me full and away from the temptations around me. This week I made a really thing split pea soup just to flavor the broth then loaded it with veggies (red cabbage in green split pea broth isn't the most attractive combination ;) )

B: leftover porridge and egg pancake
S: Greek yogurt, baby carrots
L: baby lima bean and veggie casserole
S: veggie soup
D: chili? hitting the freezer stash

exercise - 30 minutes cardio (treadmill), 10 minute arms, 10 minute flexibility, Wii - maybe yoga from BL?

12-28-2009, 08:19 AM
Planning makes all the difference for me, too. Even if I change my plan during the day I make more thoughtful choices because I spent a little time planning.

B - oatmeal, v8
S - yogurt
L - bean soup, salad
S - almonds
D - Eating out in Portland, probably salmon and steamed veggies
SF hot cocoa

Treadmill this morning and lots of mall walking this evening. Hopefully I'll get some swimming in at the hotel, too.

12-28-2009, 10:48 PM
Back to Phase I for a few days after too much splurging over the holidays! My pants are tight, but I haven't weighed myself lately.

B: 2 boiled eggs, V8
L: Salmon, huge veggie salad, RF cheese, greek yogurt
S: Skinny hazelnut latte
D: Vegetarian chili
S: Almond butter off the spoon (measured of course)

12-29-2009, 06:55 AM
1.5, as usual

B: refried red beans, broccoli, egg & salsa
S: clementine
L: leftover baby lima bean casserole
S: vegetable soup
D: butternut squash soup, veggie burger

exercise: cardio on bike for 30, elliptical for 30, 10 minute arms, then Wii Fit strength, back, abs, etc

12-29-2009, 08:41 AM
I'm going to P1 for a few days.
Breakfast-green smoothie
Lunch-giant veggie salad w/roast chicken.
S-greek yogurt w/pumpkin pie spice
D-cabbage soup

exercise-1 hr water aerobics, and mini workout at home

12-29-2009, 08:52 AM
I'm all set for a clean Phase 1.5 day.

I had my oatmeal with gingered fruit compote for breakfast and made a big veggie filled salad with tofurky for lunch, and I'll have a cup of portobello mushroom soup for a mid-day snack if needed. Supper will be butternut squash soup and roasted green bean "fries". I'm going to start trying to cut out my dessert treat every night.

12-29-2009, 11:45 AM
B - cereal, V8
S - SF pb cookie, hot tea
L - vegetable soup, salad with turkey
S - yogurt
D - baked squash, salmon, steamed veggies
SF cocoa or other milky beverage sometime this afternoon or evening

Me Too
12-29-2009, 12:16 PM
Phase 1 V-SBD 3 days prior to starting.

Shut, I already messed up day 1, even though I am not officially starting till 12/31 (i need to get rid of some no no foods first).

B. grits ( i know a no no on P!)and 1 egg
L will be a green salad and yogurt
D will be veggie burger, beans and veggie

I am also going off all sweets starting today, so be nice. I would like to get a few days off sweets before I start P!. I will eat on plan the rest of the day, guess you could say I'm sneaking up on SB. I have jumped in, feet first and fell flat on my face before, so this time I'm taking it slow.

12-29-2009, 01:27 PM
HI all!!!

Back again. Doing a modified Phase 1 so I don't go into the hospital with intestinal issues again!

B: Cottage cheese, V-8 and 1 egg beaters
L: Stuffed Mushroom caps (
S: veggies and hummus
D: Spaghetti squash Pie (
D: ice pop

12-31-2009, 11:20 PM
Phase I today.

B: Scrambled eggs, V8
L: Huge veggie salad with salmon, RF cheese, Greek yogurt
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte, cheese stick, veggies
D: Taco bake, salad
S: Almond butter

01-01-2010, 08:18 AM
This thread is definitely part of getting back and staying on track.

Phase 1.5, no cravings

B: refried beans, broccoli, mushrooms & egg with a tiny bit of last night's blue cheese (not much left but hate to waste it)
S: apple, last of the open Greek yogurt
L: pea soup with cabbage (never make pea soup with red cabbage)
S: hummus & celery sticks
D: vegetarian chili

exercise - 30 minutes bike, 60 minutes Wii boxing, strength & yoga

01-01-2010, 08:43 AM
Phase 2

B - oatmeal and V8
S - yogurt
L - chili and maybe a salad
S - hommus and red pepper strips
D - grilled chicken, steamed veggies
SF hot chocolate or another milky drink sometime during the afternoon or evening.

I'm going to dig out my pilates DVD today now that guest room is turned back into my exercise room. I don't know how long I'll manage, I haven't used it since Thanksgiving but I'm sure I can at least get through the stretching section. :) I'll either snowshoe or hit the treadmill, too. This is my last vacation day for a while, I plan to make the most of it. :D

01-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Phase 1 here
B: egg beaters, spinach, mushrooms, turkey bacon "omlet"
S: cottage cheese with S&P
L: Leftover Spaghetti Squash Pie
D: Tilapia, smashed cauliflower, salad

Happy New Year all!

01-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Phase 1.5

B: Oatmeal with almond butter, V8
L: Salmon salad, carrots, RF cheese stick, Greek yogurt
D: Leftover taco bake with veggies
S: Mocha ricotta creme (Yum!)

01-02-2010, 10:15 AM
Onward to another day on plan :) I'm 1.5, as usual. No grains today but apples and winter squash.

B: Spaghetti squash omelet/pancake?! with salsa and refried beans
S:might be an apple but I'm pretty stuffed right now
L: leftover smorgasbord (that makes cleaning the fridge sound more exotic!)
S: hummus & veggie sticks
D: butternut squash white bean soup, sauteed greens

exercise - 20 minutes abs & arms, 60 minutes treadmill, as much Wii Fit as I want after that!

01-02-2010, 12:23 PM

B: egg and turkey bacon
S: cottage cheese with S&P
L: veggie burger with feta and sundried tomato and salad (I am in a modified ph1 and know that most veggie burgers are not OP)
S: String cheese
D: Taco Bake

01-02-2010, 02:04 PM
Whew, ran out of time this morning.

Phase 1

B - oatmeal and v8
L - chili, salad
S - yogurt
D - lobster, broccoli salad, fresh fruit with vanilla ff yogurt (Last holiday event of the season - hurray!)
SF hot cocoa or other milky drink sometime this afternoon/evening.

Kinda light on the veggies today. :( Maybe I'll have some hommus and veggies if I feel like munching before supper.

Snowshoes for sure. Treadmill if I can squeeze it in before our guests arrive this afternoon.

01-03-2010, 01:20 AM
Phase 1.5

B: Oatmeal, V8
L: Turkey, RF cheese, Skinny hazelnut latte, prunes
D: Taco bake, salad
S: Ricotta creme with almond butter
Went to a party and resisted lots of food porn! :carrot:

01-03-2010, 03:13 AM
On Jan 2, I began South Beach. I feel pretty good. I am determined to get healthy and I feel this year, 010, will be different.

01-03-2010, 10:50 AM
I'm actually planning my whole week out, something I've never been very good at. Of course I can still be distracted by a lovely bunch of chard ;)

Today's plan:
B: kale, refried red beans, egg & salsa
S: PB & celery
L: the last of the pea soup with cabbage
S: hummus and carrots or an apple
D: bean burgers, roasted broccoli, cup of curried butternut soup

exercise - 1 hour bike & elliptical (I'm watching Adams and each segment is just over an hour. keeps me on task), Wii Fit including at least 15 minutes yoga & 10 minutes core or 10 minute ab workout

01-03-2010, 12:18 PM
B - V8, yogurt, sunflower seeds
S - sf hot cocoa
L - chili, spinach salad
S - veggies & hommus
D - grilled chicken breast, spaghetti squash w/stirfried veggies
Another milky drink at some point this afternoon or evening.

Exercise - shoveling all that snow :eek: treadmill and hopefully I'll get out on my snowshoes again if the wind dies down.

01-03-2010, 12:49 PM
ph 1
B: mock whatever you want to call them (pancakes, french toast, sweet scrambled eggs) and 2 slices of turkey bacon
L: Spinach Artichoke Dip ( with 1/3 English cucumber and 2 stalks of celery
S: turkey pepperoni, string cheese and almonds
D:Taco Bake ( leftovers (1/2 serving) and a salad since I ate my snack so late due to an impromptu trip to the gym! I did 15 minutes on fake elliptical, 15 minutes on some other machine that was also a fake elliptical to me anyway, 15 minutes on the bike, 5 on stairmaster and then leg presses and pulldowns with very few free weights... w00t!